Motivation Monday

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Even though the weather this weekend wasn’t San Diego’s best, returning this morning I’m feeling extremely motivated to get back on track. Like I’ve mentioned before, traveling and eating out always make it harder to keep yourself on track but there is something about the lifestyle of living in a bikini down there that motivates me to get my butt back in shape! Here are three motivational Monday tips that I tend to need to remind myself of:

Trying Something New: Paddle boarding, surfing, beach yoga; take advantage of the weather and get out there and try something new.  This way you don’t get sick of your usual routine and end up skipping a workout!

Don’t Skimp on Carbs: Your body needs them to fuel a workout, so and hour before you hit the gym grab something to spike your energy.  Skimping on the carbs (or fueling your body properly) will result in less energy which will result in fewer calories burned, making your time devoted to the gym less effective.

Switch up Your Running Routine: Skip a long, steady run and switch it up with some sprints or intervals–> sprinting builds more muscle. Add a few 10- to 60-second sprints to your run, only slowing down for enough time to catch your breath and go again. This will also in time up your overall pace for those distance runs and gives your metabolism a jolt.

Hope everyone had a great St. Patty’s Day and was able to track down a green beer… or 2!

❤ Jamie

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